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Emeralds’ super VB season run ends

ANISTIQUE — A tremendous season came to an end for Manistique volleyball in the regional finals here Thursday, losing to Traverse City St. Francis. The Gladiators swept the Emeralds 3-0 (27-25, 25-18, 25-17) to win the title behind dominant play at the net. The first set was extremely ...

Rockets in state finals

RAPID RIVER — Tyler Sundling picked off a pass at the four-yard line with 45 seconds remaining and Rapid River held on to knock off Cedarville 36-30 here Friday. The win places the Rockets in the eight-player Division 2 state championship game in Marquette next Saturday. “When I saw the ...

Nagy in position at pro golf qualifierBROOKSVILLE, Fla. – Mike Nagy rebounded from a difficult day to get back into contention for a cherished golf position. The Manistique native carded a dazzling 7-under-par 65 here Thursday to get into position for today’s final round that will determine who will advance to the Web.com Tour qualifying school Dec. 6-9 in Chandler, Az. Nagy has rounds of 66-75-65 — 206. Nagy is tied for 17th entering the final round at 10-under-par 206 after three rounds at Southern Hills Plantation Club. He is seven strokes behind the leader, Cooper Musselman of Louisville, Ky. Musselman has rounds of 65-68-66. Nagy buried a lengthy putt for eagle to highlight Thursday’s round and help save his hopes. The top 18 finishers, plus ties, will advance.

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Mike Nagy rebounded from a difficult day to get back into contention for a cherished golf position. The Manistique native carded a dazzling 7-under-par 65 here Thursday to get into position for today’s final round that will determine who will advance to the Web.com Tour ...

All-U.P. for area dozen

MARQUETTE — Four Escanaba football players earned All-U.P. Dream Team honors this season while six Gladstone players were accorded large school first-team honors. The selections were made here Wednesday at Northern Michigan University by the U.P. Sportswriters and Sportscasters ...

Bay College quintets split

MINNEAPOLIS — Bay College’s men and women’s basketball teams split games against Dakota County Technical College here Friday. The men (1-2) won 88-81 behind an 18-point night from Reggie Dean. Kobi Lumsden-Barnes added 17 points, and Christian Alexander and Ryan Robinette each had 10. ...

2018 All-U.P. football

DREAM TEAM OFFENSE Position Player School Ht. Wt. Yr. Center Jacob Kugler Ishpeming 6-2 240 Sr. Guard Noah Tourangeau Escanaba 6-0 185 Sr. Guard Eddie Chapman Gwinn ...

Stakes rise for Rockets-Trojans

ESCANABA — The last time Rapid River faced Cedarville, the Rockets came away with a hard-fought 28-20 win. That was five weeks ago, and the stakes are a lot higher now as the teams play in an eight-player Division 2 semi-final at 7 p.m. Friday in Rapid River. The Rockets trailed 20-6 at ...

Cobb has idea for Green Bay

GREEN BAY (AP) — Randall Cobb is out of detailed answers for now. But the veteran receiver did have one simple solution to get the Green Bay Packers out of their first-half funk. No rallying cries. No inspirational slogans, like the “Run the Table” phrase from Aaron Rodgers that turned ...

Comfy Trubisky has Bears on point

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears’ offense refuse to become mired in mistakes or popular assessments. Trubisky long ago ditched social media to focus his attention on operating coach Matt Nagy’s new offense, and the result has been a 5-3 record and first ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball regionals Division 3 Traverse City St. Francis at Manistique Championship match, 6:30 Division 4 At Westwood Carney-Nadeau vs. Munising, 7 At Mackinaw City Rudyard vs. Pickford, 6 Friday’s games Women’s basketball Bay College vs. United ...

Briefs

Tech spikes GVSU HOUGHTON - The second-seed Michigan Tech volleyball team upended Grand Valley State 3-0 in a GLIAC quarterfinal tournament here Wednesday. The Huskes (23-5) go to Big Rapids Friday to face Davenport (16-13) in a league semifinal. Tech beat the sixth-seeded Panthers 3-1 two ...

Guard has big hand for Heat

DETROIT (AP) — Minus their big man, the Miami Heat were looking for someone to come up big. Josh Richardson answered the call. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard scored 27 points to lead the short-handed Heat past the Detroit Pistons 120-115 in overtime Monday night. Richardson hit four free ...

Limping Lions sit in NFC North cellar

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have fallen into last place in the NFC North and there are signs they may have a hard time getting back into the division race. When coach Matt Patricia met with reporters Monday, he didn’t wait for their questions on his team’s 24-9 loss to ...

Playoff talk light for Pack

GREEN BAY (AP) — Every year, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy nips any playoff talk in the bud by saying it’s not a topic of conversation until the team wins 10 games. The Packers hit the season’s midpoint with a 3-4-1 record, meaning there is little margin for error after ...

Are you ready for some college basketball?

By John Marshall AP Basketball Writer The 2017-18 college basketball season had everything a fan could want. Standout performances, a No. 1 seed finally falling in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova cutting down the nets for the second time in three seasons. Oh, and Sister ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball regionals Division 2 At Manistique Kingsley vs. Kingsford, 6:30 Division 3 At Marquette Calumet vs. Manistique, 6:30 Division 4 At Westwood Carney-Nadeau vs. Wakefield-Marenisco, 6 Lake Linden-Hubbell vs. Munising, 7:30 At Mackinaw ...

Briefs

Basketball tourney CARNEY — The 7th annual Carney-Nadeau Early Bird men’s basketball tourney will be held Dec. 1-2 at Carney-Nadeau High School. The double elimination tournament has a field of 12 teams and an entry fee of $100. Rosters should be sent to Paul Polfus, Box 55, Carney, 49812 ...

Another Esky rally wins title – Grand Rapids Catholic Central is next

ALMA — Escanaba’s wild season of comebacks and late game heroics continued here Saturday in the district playoffs. Christer Carne’s touchdown run and Ethan Silverstone’s extra point kick with 3:24 left in the game lifted the Eskymos to another comeback win, 14-13 over Alma. The ...

Rapid River volleyball

ST. NICHOLAS — Things began to look promising for Rapid River early in a Division 4 district volleyball final Saturday night. Munising, however, made a strong response in a 3-1 (24-26, 25-7, 25-6, 25-21) triumph over the Rockets. The victory sends the Mustangs to the regional tournament ...

Krause wins Halloween Hustle Run

GLADSTONE — Dylan Krause became a first-time winner Saturday morning, earning top honors in the first Halloween Hustle Run. Krause covered the 3.6-mile course on the Days River Trails in 23 minutes, 37 seconds. He was followed by Ryan Edwardson of Gladstone (24:59) and early leader Lucas ...